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MAITLAND, James, Earl of Lauderdale.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth, and into the means and causes of its increase. 2nd edn, greatly enlarged.

      Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co. 1819 - Folding plates; a few pencil marks & annotations. Handsomely rebound in recent half calf, gilt spine, red morocco label. v.g. First published in 1804. Much enlarged for this edition. Maitland was a liberal Scottish politician and Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland. Regarded as an important commentary on Smith's "Wealth of Nations" Maitland's "Inquiry" was the first work to draw attention to the economic consequences of a budget surplus or deficit and its influence, positive or negative, on the economy. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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